#70 - Create a Joomla Site Map using Native Menus

#70 - Create a Joomla Site Map using Native Menus

In terms of creating a user friendly / accessible site, one of the best things you can do is create a good sitemap in your website. This allows your users to be able to quickly access any part of your site. There are loads of extensions which allow you to create Sitemaps, but did you know you could create a neat site map without requiring any extension?

The menu module already does everything we need: it's essentially a tree with all the items in the system. All we need to do is make it look like a component.

  1. Create a new article called 'Sitemap'. In the body, type { loadposition sitemap } and save it.
  2. Make a new menu item called Sitemap, and point it to the article.
  3. In the module manager, make a new Menu module. Set 'Menu name' to the menu you want to display as a sitemap.
  4. In the position box, type 'Sitemap'. Obviously this refers to the position we used earlier in the {loadposition...} tag
  5. Make sure you set 'Always show submenu items' and 'Expand menu' to yes, and save.
  6. Add more modules for each menu
  7. You should now have a nice sitemap in the frontend.You can style it with CSS or if you're creative, you can add some folding using javascript.
This tip comes courtesy of JoomlaTools.eu

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